Adjusting My Pace

As many of you know, growing up, I spent my summers on Lake Charlevoix at the Cottage with my family. I learned to swim at Boyne City Swim School and throughout high school and college I spent my summers working for the program, going first from an aide to a lifeguard to a swim instructor […]

Packing My Traveling Bag

My great-great grandfather, Joseph Cooper, was a craftsman who made traveling cases and bags. I am able to locate him on the British Census records each decade from 1861–when he was an apprentice to a jewelry box maker–to 1911, when he is a father, living with his second wife, Ann, my great-great grandmother, and 5 […]